I really enjoyed making this set! This is the Caravan Tote & Pouch – Riverbend. I started because I wanted to make a new sample using Riverbend. I hadn’t updated the pattern cover for the Caravan Tote & Pouch since it came out, so I was on a mission to sew up and photograph one!
I ended up remaking a simplified Caravan Tote that I had previously made (and gave away to a friend, thus the remake) from my Quarry Trail collection. It’s fun to show how different a pattern can look by making some pretty simple edits to the design (aka, omitting the front pocket!). So once I was done with that sample, I picked some coordinating fabrics from my new collection, Riverbend!
I knew I wanted to highlight the Queen Anne’s lace print (from Riverbend Essex collection) and I think it works great with this waxed twill (color is Amber) from AL Frances Textiles. I’ve really been enjoying the waxed twill lately if you can’t tell! It’s a nice weight to work with!
I also revisited the instructions (with the help of my tech editor) and made some updates to the file. Nothing too drastic, but a general clean up.
If you had previously purchased the PDF, you should have already received the updated file via my file host, SendOwl. Please check your spam/promotions folder. You can also login to your account on my site and re-download it (or use this link and enter the email address you used to purchase the file originally and it’ll automatically send you a new link).
The new update is a zipped folder with an updated print-at-home files for all the pieces (including all rectangles) and a new A0 file for printing at a copy shop.
If you purchased a paper copy and would like a complimentary PDF update, please contact us with proof of purchase. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work through this, we are a small team.
Lastly, I wanted to note that I had a ton of fun making these! I’m so glad I can share what I make with you all. Grateful for this community of makers.
- Pattern: Caravan Tote & Pouch
- Black/denim sample: Caravan Tote (without front pocket/flap)
- Fabric: Quarry Trail, denim is an 8 oz. Indigo Denim (using the ‘wrong side’ as the ‘right side’) by Robert Kaufman fabrics. Lining fabrics are Quarry Trail as well!
- Notions are all available in my shop if you need anything:Leather Handles (28″ length set) I used the Hazelnut webbing for the new sample
- zipper (14″ length for front zippered pocket, mine is brass) 10″ zip for the pouch
- magnetic snap
- Size 24 Metal Snap Kit
- Leather Zipper pulls
*Riverbend has been arriving in shops! Yay! Be sure to check with your favorite shop! Or try an online search for “Anna Graham Riverbend” or “Riverbend Robert Kaufman” and check out the #RiverBendFabric hashtag on Instagram. Can’t wait to see what you make!!!!